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Posted September 22, 2003
If you enjoyed the first Aaron Tucker mystery, For Whom the Minivan Rolls, you're REALLY going to love A Farewell to Legs! All the elements that made the first book so enjoyable are back, and so is much more. The plot is just as twisted and enjoyable, the jokes are just as funny, and the characters are maybe even a little bit more lovable! Aaron goes back to his high school reunion, and there, the class sex symbol Stephanie Jacobs finds out her husband, a Washington lobbyist, has been murdered. Stephanie asks Aaron to look into it, and before he knows it, he's getting rocks through his window, nasty anonymous phone calls and threats to him personally--but he can't figure out why. Also, Aaron has to find out who threw the stink bombs in his children's school, or the principal, a friend of his, could be in jeopardy. It's all over-the-top, but also human and believable. And the conclusion, as the mysteries are solved one by one, is very, very funny. Anyone familiar with the series will agree that A Farewell to Legs is a worthy successor to For Whom the Minivan Rolls. And anyone who isn't familar with the series should consider themselves lucky that now they have TWO books to enjoy. I can't wait for the third!
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Posted June 2, 2012
I've read the three Aaron Tucker books, and they are generally good reads. This book, the middle one, is okay, but a significant plot element relies on something that I believe is not (currently, at least) possible. This left me less than satisfied.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 3, 2011
Cohen as 2 series--unfortunately, he's not actually "writing" them right now (at least according to his website). He's not stopped but he has no idea when he might write another one.
This one is the 2nd in this series and it was thought out, funny, and a fast read.
Though the Aaron Tucker stories don't need to be read in order (all 3 of them), it doest help you understand his family, his career as a stay-at-home-father/freelance writer/would be screenwriter. You also get to know the recurring characters better.
The mystery is really very good in this one--logical and surprising. Close to a "can't put it down" and definitely "I wish it wasn't over".
Posted November 15, 2003
When he attended Bloomfield High School Aaron Tucker did not fit in any of the accepted groups. He therefore cannot understand why he is going to attend the twenty-fifth anniversary reunion bash though his pal from those days think it is because he still has the hots for Stephanie Jacobs. Aaron is in denial as he is happily married to Abby the attorney. <P>Stephanie is as sexy as ever as she swivels her hips and puts on her Marilyn Monroe Academy Award smile. She says to Aaron that she heard he solves mysteries so would he look into the murder of her powerful DC lobbyist husband as the police believe she killed him over his extramarital affairs. Feeling like a time traveler back to his teen years when the school's sex siren gave him a hickey that was his only claim to fame and knowing that he is a writer Aaron fumblingly agrees. Soon he finds he is under assault to butt out or face the consequences, but he refuses and even expands his inquiries when side threats target his wife and a friend. <P>The sequel to the amusing FOR WHOM THE MINIVAN ROLLS, A FAREWELL TO ARMS, is as humorous as the first tale as the story line never takes itself seriously. The fine investigation is filled with twists and a few sidebar inquiries though all that jocularity takes away from the main mystery. Aaron remains a delight and the regulars add depth to his personality, but in this story sexy Stephanie provides the added oomph for a fun time for fans of jocular amateur sleuth tales. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 24, 2011
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Posted February 8, 2011
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